Sally the Witch

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Sally the Witch
Mahoutsukai Sally.jpg
Sally, the Witch (Mahōtsukai Sally) in 1966
魔法使いサリー
(Mahōtsukai Sarī)
GenreMagical girl, Comedy
Manga
Written byMitsuteru Yokoyama
Published byShueisha
MagazineRibon
DemographicShōjo
Original runJuly 19661967
Volumes1
Anime television series
Directed byToshio Katsuta
Hiroshi Ikeda
StudioToei Animation
Original networkNET (later TV Asahi)
Original run 5 December 1966[1] 30 December 1968
Episodes109 (list of episodes)
Anime television series
Sally the Witch 2[2]
Directed byOsamu Kasai
StudioToei Animation
Original networkTV Asahi
Original run 9 October 1989 23 September 1991
Episodes88 (list of episodes)
Anime film
Directed byOsamu Kasai
StudioToei Animation
Released10 March 1990[3]
Runtime27 minutes
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Sally the Witch (魔法使いサリー, Mahōtsukai Sarī), also known as Sunny the Witch, is one of the popular anime magical girls of what would eventually become a genre in Japan. Due to its characteristics, it may be considered the first shōjo anime as well;[4] while titles such as Himitsu no Akko-chan predate Sally in manga form, the Sally anime predates Himitsu no Akko-chan's, which came out in 1969.

Story[edit]

Sally is the witch princess of the Magic Kingdom who longs to visit the mortal realm, presumably to make friends her own age. One day, by mistake, Sally teleports to the "mid world" (Earth), where she uses her magic to fend off a couple of burglars menacing two schoolgirls. Immediately befriended by her new acquaintances — tomboyish Yoshiko Hanamura (known affectionately as "Yotchan") and girly Sumire Kasugano — Sally decides to stay on Earth indefinitely, leading to mischief. As with Samantha Stevens in Bewitched, Sally tries to keep her supernatural abilities secret, assuming the role of a human child.

In the final episode, Sally's grandma informs her she must return to the Magic Kingdom. Before leaving, Sally tries to tell her friends about her origins, but no one will believe her. Then her elementary school catches on fire, and Sally uses her magic to put it out. Her powers thus exposed, Sally's time to leave has finally come. She waves farewell to her friends, and returns to the Magic Kingdom.

Being so popular in Japan, mostly the same way as classic Hanna-Barbera characters are in America, a second series was produced 20 years later. The second series continues a few years after the original ending, and finishes with the original video animation Sally the Witch: Mother's Love is Eternal, in which, at the end, Sally finally becomes the ruler Queen of the Magic Kingdom, but worries about leaving her friends behind.

Characters[edit]

Names are in Western order, with the family name after the given name.

  • Sally Yumeno (夢野サリー, Yumeno Sarī) (Voiced by: Michiko Hirai (1966 series), Yuriko Yamamoto (1989 series))
    The main character of the series. Sally is the daughter of the King, and therefore princess of the Magic Kingdom. Yumeno means "dream field" but is a homophone to "of a dream" in Japanese; her full name, spoken in the Japanese name order, sounds similar to "Sally of dreams".
  • Yoshiko Hanamura (花村よし子, Hanamura Yoshiko) (Voiced by: Midori Kato)
    One of Sally's best friends in the mortal realm. Yoshiko is a tomboy. Sally usually refers to her as "Yotchan."
  • Sumire Kasugano (春日野すみれ, Kasugano Sumire) (Voiced by: Mariko Mukai (1st) Nana Yamaguchi (2nd))
    Another of Sally's human friends, she has a girly personality in contrast to Yoshiko.
  • Cub (カブ, Kabu) (Voiced by: Sachiko Chijimatsu)
    Sally's magical, shape-changing assistant. His first appearance was a crow before Sally's Dad sent him to Earth to retrieve her. Assuming the form of a five-year-old boy, Cub poses as Sally's younger brother. Cub is mischievous, usually playing pranks on Sally and friends or triggering unpredictable situations. However, his level of mischief has been on par with the Hanamura Triplets and Poron.
  • The Hanamura Triplets: Tonkichi (花村トン吉, Hanamura Tonkichi), Chinpei (花村チン平, Hanamura Chinpei), and Kanta (花村カン太, Hanamura Kanta) (Voiced by: Masako Nozawa)
    Yoshiko's kid brothers. Incorrigible boys adept at landing themselves in trouble.
  • Poron (ポロン) (Voiced by: Fuyumi Shiraishi)
    A little witch girl who appears in the later part of series. Saucy, selfish and rather lovable, she frequently casts spells she can't reverse, such as shrinking herself down to mouse-size, then being unable to "grow up."
  • Daimaō (大魔王, Great Magical King) (Voiced by: Kosei Tomita)
    Sally's paternal grandfather. An original character to the anime. He also wears a horned hairstyle similar to Sally's Dad. He has a magical horned staff, which Poron stole to cause mischief with Cub and the Hanamura triplets on Earth.
  • Sally's Dad (サリーのパパ, Sarī no Papa)
    The ruler of the Magic Kingdom. A pompous blowhard who dislikes humanity on principle, he nonetheless has a good heart where his daughter is concerned (a quality shared with Endora from Bewitched.) He wears a distinguished horned hairstyle.
  • Sally's Mom (サリーのママ, Sarī no Mama) (Voiced by: Mariko Mukai (1st) Nana Yamaguchi (2nd))
    Queen of the Magic Kingdom. She's friendly, modest, a dutiful wife and a devoted mother, holding firmly the head of the King. She appears to be always knitting. Her name was Cima (シーマ, Shima) in the original manga.

Release[edit]

The first 17 episodes of the original 1960s TV series were filmed in black and white, and the remainder of the series was filmed in color, making it one of the earliest color anime. Black-and-white and color versions exist of the opening animation sequence.

A movie/TV special was made called Sally the Witch: Mother's Love is Eternal, which was the finale to the second series.

Episode list[edit]

Mahōtsukai Sally[edit]

Mahōtsukai Sally runs half hour per episode and has 109 episodes. [5]

# Title Original air date
1"Here Comes the Cute Witch"
"Kawaī Majo ga Yattekita" (かわいい魔女がやってきた)
December 5, 1966 (1966-12-05)
2"Sally's Caretaker"
"Sarī no Orusuban" (サリーのお留守番)
December 12, 1966 (1966-12-12)
3"Here Comes Santa Claus"
"Santakurōsu ga Yattekita" (サンタクロースがやってきた)
December 19, 1966 (1966-12-19)
4"The Superb Academy"
"Suteki na Gakuen" (すてきな学園)
December 26, 1966 (1966-12-26)
5"The Kidnapping Group is a Great Excitement"
"Yūkaidan wa Ōawate" (誘拐団は大あわて)
January 2, 1967 (1967-01-02)
6"The Ultra Grandmother"
"Urutora Bāsan" (ウルトラ婆さん)
January 9, 1967 (1967-01-09)
7"Good Morning, Mr. Burgular"
"Konnichiwa Dorobō-san" (こんにちは泥棒さん)
January 16, 1967 (1967-01-16)
8"The Magical Picnic"
"Mahō no Pikunikku" (魔法のピクニック)
January 23, 1967 (1967-01-23)
9"Papa Is a Temperamental Person"
"Papa wa Otenkiya" (パパはお天気や)
January 30, 1967 (1967-01-30)
10"Dreaming to Tomorrow"
"Ashita ni Yume o" (あしたに夢を)
February 6, 1967 (1967-02-06)
11"Where Have Your Tears Gone?"
"Namida-kun wa Doko ni iru" (涙くんはどこにいる)
February 13, 1967 (1967-02-13)
12"Prince of the Alley"
"Yokochō no Ōji-sama" (横丁の王子様)
February 20, 1967 (1967-02-20)
13"A Malicious Test"
"Ijiwaru Tesuto" (いじわるテスト)
February 27, 1967 (1967-02-27)
14"The Dream and the Specter"
"Yume to Yūrei" (夢と幽霊)
March 6, 1967 (1967-03-06)
15"Number 0 Magical Subway"
"Mahō no Chikatesu Zero Gōsen" (魔法の地下鉄0号線)
March 13, 1967 (1967-03-13)
16"The Troublesome Freeloader"
"Yakkai na Isōrō" (やっかいな居候)
March 20, 1967 (1967-03-20)
17"Sally and the Princess"
"Sarī to Ōjo" (サリーと王女)
March 27, 1967 (1967-03-27)
18"Papa is a Fake"
"Papa wa Nisemono" (パパはにせもの)
April 3, 1967 (1967-04-03)
19"The Tomboy Drives"
"Otenba Doraibu" (おてんばドライブ)
April 10, 1967 (1967-04-10)
20"Sunday's Gift"
"Nichiyōbi no Okurimono" (日曜日のおくりもの)
April 17, 1967 (1967-04-17)
21"I Love my Mama"
"Daisuki Mama" (大好きママ)
April 24, 1967 (1967-04-24)
22"The Cute Poppies"
"Kawaī Popī" (かわいいポピー)
May 1, 1967 (1967-05-01)
23"Bow-wow Rebellion"
"Wanwan Sōdō" (わんわん騒動)
May 8, 1967 (1967-05-08)
24"The Mysterious Haunted Mansion"
"Nazo no Yūreikan" (謎の幽霊館)
May 15, 1967 (1967-05-15)
25"Grandfather's Birthday"
"Ojīchama no Tanjōbi" (おじいちゃまの誕生日)
May 22, 1967 (1967-05-22)
26"The Magical Balloon Trip"
"Mahō no Fūsen Ryokō" (魔法の風船旅行)
May 29, 1967 (1967-05-29)
27"The Cute Angel Comes Down"
"Kawaī Tenshi ga Futtekita" (かわいい天使が降って来た)
June 5, 1967 (1967-06-05)
28"The Dreamful Ballerina"
"Yume no Barerīna" (夢のバレリーナ)
June 12, 1967 (1967-06-12)
29"Implying Mistakes"
"Shippai Darake" (失敗だらけ)
June 19, 1967 (1967-06-19)
30"The Mischievous School"
"Itazura Gakkō" (いたずら学校)
June 26, 1967 (1967-06-26)
31"The Witch's Happiness"
"Majo no Shiawase" (魔女のしあわせ)
July 3, 1967 (1967-07-03)
32"Sally of the Beach"
"Umibe no Sarī" (海辺のサリー)
July 10, 1967 (1967-07-10)
33"Sally's Flower Bride"
"Sarī no Hanayome-san" (サリーの花嫁さん)
July 17, 1967 (1967-07-17)
34"The Treasure of the Sea"
"Umi no Takaramono" (海の宝物)
July 24, 1967 (1967-07-24)
35"The Specter Girl"
"Yūrei Shōjo" (幽霊少女)
July 31, 1967 (1967-07-31)
36"Handshaking the Lion"
"Raion to Akushu" (ライオンと握手)
August 7, 1967 (1967-08-07)
37"Tokyo Manga Avenue"
"Tokyō Manga Dōri" (東京マンガ通り)
August 14, 1967 (1967-08-14)
38"Naughty Admiral"
"wanPaku taishou" (わんぱく大将)
August 21, 1967 (1967-08-21)
39"Funny Transfer Student"
"okashina tenkousei" (おかしな転校生)
August 28, 1967 (1967-08-28)
40"Taro Kagikko"
"kagikko tarou" (かぎっ子太郎)
September 4, 1967 (1967-09-04)
41"Become a dog"
"yocchan inu ni naru" (よっちゃんいぬになる)
September 11, 1967 (1967-09-11)
42"Magic fortune telling"
"mahou no uranai" (魔法のうらない)
September 18, 1967 (1967-09-18)
43"Stuck student"
"komatta seito" (こまった生徒)
September 25, 1967 (1967-09-25)
44"I saw magic"
"mahou wo michatta" (魔法を見ちゃった)
October 2, 1967 (1967-10-02)
45"Doodle car parade"
"RAKUGAKIPAREEDO" (ラクガキパレード)
October 9, 1967 (1967-10-09)
46"Invisible batch"
"mienai BACCHI" (見えないバッチ)
October 16, 1967 (1967-10-16)
47"Want to be a witch"
"majo ni naritai" (魔女になりたい)
October 23, 1967 (1967-10-23)
48"Sally's Pinch"
"SARII no PINCHI" (サリーのピンチ)
October 30, 1967 (1967-10-30)
49"Circus girl"
"SAAKASU no shoujo" (サーカスの少女)
November 6, 1967 (1967-11-06)
50"Bridge of true heart"
"magokoro no kakehashi" (まごころのかけ橋)
November 13, 1967 (1967-11-13)
51"Mom's smell"
"okaa-chan no nioi" (おかあちゃんの匂い)
November 20, 1967 (1967-11-20)
52"Good luck Sally"
"ganbare SARII" (がんばれサリー)
November 27, 1967 (1967-11-27)
53"King of lunch"
"kyuushoku no ousama" (給食の王様)
December 4, 1967 (1967-12-04)
54"Mr snowman"
"MISUTAA yukidaruma" (ミスター雪だるま)
December 11, 1967 (1967-12-11)
55"Friendship christmas"
"yuujou no KURISUMASU" (友情のクリスマス)
December 18, 1967 (1967-12-18)
56"Rice cake riot"
"mochi tsuki soudou" (もちつき騒動)
December 25, 1967 (1967-12-25)
57"Magic naughty threesome"
"mahou no wanpaku sanningumi" (魔法のわんぱく三人組)
January 1, 1968 (1968-01-01)
58"Good-bye"
"tentorimushi yo sayounara" (点取虫よさようなら)
January 8, 1968 (1968-01-08)
59"Winter mountain events"
"fuyuyama no dekigoto" (冬山のできごと)
January 15, 1968 (1968-01-15)
60"Pony garden"
"PONII no hanazono" (ポニーの花園)
January 22, 1968 (1968-01-22)
61"North wind child"
"kitakaze no ko" (北風の子)
January 29, 1968 (1968-01-29)
62"Home of Sally"
"SARII no furusato" (サリーのふるさと)
February 5, 1968 (1968-02-05)
63"Blue eyes friends"
"aoi me no o-tomodachi" (青い目のお友だち)
February 12, 1968 (1968-02-12)
64"Magic sketchbook"
"mahou no SUKECCHIBUKKU" (魔法のスケッチブック)
February 19, 1968 (1968-02-19)
65"Where is your brother"
"onii-san wa doko ni" (お兄さんはどこに)
February 26, 1968 (1968-02-26)
66"Old dog and girl"
"rouken to shoujo" (老犬と少女)
March 4, 1968 (1968-03-04)
67"Naughty strategy"
"itazura dai sakusen" (いたずら大作戦)
March 11, 1968 (1968-03-11)
68"Sally goes a lot"
"SARII ooi ni ikaru" (サリー大いにいかる)
March 18, 1968 (1968-03-18)
69"Magic April Fool's Day"
"mahou no EIPURIRUFUURU" (魔法のエイプリルフール)
March 25, 1968 (1968-03-25)
70"Everyone falls apart"
"minna BARABARA" (みんなバラバラ)
April 1, 1968 (1968-04-01)
71"Teacher's bride"
"sensei no hanayome-san" (先生の花嫁さん)
April 8, 1968 (1968-04-08)
72"Trial of the magical country"
"mahou no kuni no saiban" (魔法の国の裁判)
April 15, 1968 (1968-04-15)
73"Sally holiday"
"SARII no kyuujitsu" (サリーの休日)
April 22, 1968 (1968-04-22)
74"Carp streamer and kashiwa mochi"
"koi no bori to KASHIWAMOCHI" (鯉のぼりとカシワモチ)
April 29, 1968 (1968-04-29)
75"Baby bear Putan"
"koguma no PUUTAN" (子ぐまのプータン)
May 6, 1968 (1968-05-06)
76"Pororon Angel"
"PORORON tenshi" (ポロロン天使)
May 13, 1968 (1968-05-13)
77"Little witch"
"chiisana mahoutsukai" (小さな魔法使い)
May 20, 1968 (1968-05-20)
78"Magic school festival"
"mahou no gakuensai" (魔法の学園祭)
May 27, 1968 (1968-05-27)
79"Mini mini wife"
"MINIMINI okusama" (ミニミニ奥さま)
June 3, 1968 (1968-06-03)
80"Get tomorrow's weather"
"ashita tenki ni naare" (あした天気になーれ)
June 10, 1968 (1968-06-10)
81"Sally photographer"
"SARII no KAMERAMAN" (サリーのカメラマン)
June 17, 1968 (1968-06-17)
82"Fashionable glasses"
"oshare MEGANE" (おしゃれメガネ)
June 24, 1968 (1968-06-24)
83"Jewel of tears"
"namida no houseki" (涙の宝石)
July 1, 1968 (1968-07-01)
84"Hard-to-see doll"
"minikui ningyou" (みにくい人形)
July 8, 1968 (1968-07-08)
85"Sunday School"
"nichiyou gakkou" (日曜学校)
July 15, 1968 (1968-07-15)
86"Who is Princess Cinderella"
"SHINDERERA hime wa dare ka" (シンデレラ姫は誰か)
July 22, 1968 (1968-07-22)
87"Tsubasa of Love"
"ai no tsubasa" (愛のつばさ)
July 29, 1968 (1968-07-29)
88"Return the playground"
"asobiba wo kaese" (遊び場をかえせ)
August 5, 1968 (1968-08-05)
89"Banzai! Campifire"
"BANZAI ! KYANPUFAIYAA" (バンザイ!キャンプファイヤー)
August 12, 1968 (1968-08-12)
90"Goldfish and wind chimes"
"kingyo to fuurin" (金魚と風鈴)
August 19, 1968 (1968-08-19)
91"Farewell memorial tree"
"wakare no kinenju" (別れの記念樹)
August 26, 1968 (1968-08-26)
92"Secret treasure"
"himitsu no takaramono" (秘密の宝もの)
September 2, 1968 (1968-09-02)
93"Sally Disappeared"
"kieta SARII" (消えたサリー)
September 9, 1968 (1968-09-09)
94"Spoiled Brat"
"itazura kko" (いたずらっ子)
September 16, 1968 (1968-09-16)
95"Run Degoichi"
"hashire DEGOICHI" (走れデゴイチ)
September 23, 1968 (1968-09-23)
96"Little child uproar"
"chibikko dai soudou" (ちびっ子大騒動)
September 30, 1968 (1968-09-30)
97"The Great Buddha who started walking"
"arukidashita daibutsu-sama" (歩きだした大仏さま)
October 7, 1968 (1968-10-07)
98"Banzai! Olympics"
"BANZAI ! ORINPIKKU" (バンザイ!オリンピック)
October 14, 1968 (1968-10-14)
99"Princess Kaguya of Sally"
"SARII no kaguya hime" (サリーのかぐや姫)
October 21, 1968 (1968-10-21)
100"hora fuki oshou-san" (ほらふき和尚さん)October 28, 1968 (1968-10-28)
101"chijou saidai no itazura" (地上最大のいたずら)November 4, 1968 (1968-11-04)
102"monosugoi obaa-san" (ものすごいお婆さん)November 11, 1968 (1968-11-11)
103"makeru na ! sannin musume" (負けるな!三人娘)November 18, 1968 (1968-11-18)
104"SARII no o-tetsudai-san" (サリーのお手伝いさん)November 25, 1968 (1968-11-25)
105"saigo no majutsu shi" (最後の魔術師)December 2, 1968 (1968-12-02)
106"akogare no maiko-san" (あこがれの舞妓さん)December 9, 1968 (1968-12-09)
107"fubuki ni tatsu shoujo" (吹雪に立つ少女)December 16, 1968 (1968-12-16)
108"PORON no komori uta" (ポロンの子守唄)December 23, 1968 (1968-12-23)
109"Goodbye, Sally"
"sayonara SARII" (さよならサリー)
December 30, 1968 (1968-12-30)

Mahōtsukai Sally 2[edit]

Mahōtsukai Sally 2 runs half hour per episode and has 88 episodes.[6]

# Title Original air date
1"hajimemashite, atashi yumeno sarii desu" (はじめまして、あたし夢野サリーです)October 9, 1989 (1989-10-09)
2"oshamana poron no ōsōdō!?" (おしゃまなポロンの大騒動!?)October 16, 1989 (1989-10-16)
3"iede shita tonari no futotta ojōsama!?" (家出した隣の太ったお嬢様!?)October 23, 1989 (1989-10-23)
4"daisuki 5 nen 3 gumi!" (大好き 5年3組)October 30, 1989 (1989-10-30)
5"ikanaide! sumirechan" (行かないで! すみれちゃん)November 6, 1989 (1989-11-06)
6"gomennasai, sarii oneechan" (ごめんなさい、サリーお姉ちゃん)November 13, 1989 (1989-11-13)
7"papa, tasukete!!" (パパ、たすけて!!)November 20, 1989 (1989-11-20)
8"kuroi tenshi karen" (黒い天使カレン)November 27, 1989 (1989-11-27)
9"yumemiru pinku no kujira san" (夢見るピンクのクジラさん)December 4, 1989 (1989-12-04)
10"sabishigariya no obocchama" (さびしがり屋のお坊っちゃま)December 11, 1989 (1989-12-11)
11"santa ga machi ni yatte kita !?" (サンタが街にやって来た!?)December 1, 1989 (1989-12-01)
12"yuki no dōbutsuen" (雪の動物園)January 8, 1990 (1990-01-08)
13"ushinawareta takaramono" (失われた宝物)January 15, 1990 (1990-01-15)
14"papa to ojiichama no dai genka" (パパとおじいちゃまの大ゲンカ)January 22, 1990 (1990-01-22)
15"kabu ha pikapika no ichinensei!" (カブはピカピカの一年生!)January 29, 1990 (1990-01-29)
16"obasama no suteki na yubiwa" (おばさまの素敵な指輪)February 5, 1990 (1990-02-05)
17"poron no hatsukoi" (ポロンの初恋)February 12, 1990 (1990-02-12)
18"ochite kita hoshi no ōjisama" (落ちてきた星の王子様)February 19, 1990 (1990-02-19)
19"okaasan no hanazono" (お母さんの花園)February 26, 1990 (1990-02-26)
20"kouma monogatari, shōjo no namida to chiisana inochi no tanjō !" (子馬物語・少女の涙と小さな命の誕生!)March 5, 1990 (1990-03-05)
21"nikushimi no jumon wo tonaete, akuma no ko futatabi !" (憎しみの呪文を唱えて・悪魔の娘再び!)March 12, 1990 (1990-03-12)
22"shōjo no shōzōga ni kakusareta nijūnen mae no himitsu" (少女の肖像画に隠された二十年前の秘密)March 19, 1990 (1990-03-19)
23"sarii ha ningen ja nai !! mahō tesuto sōdō" (サリーは人間じゃない!! 魔法テスト騒動)April 9, 1990 (1990-04-09)
24"hana no yōseikai, poron wa yancha na ohimesama" (花の妖精界、ポロンはやんちゃなお姫様)April 23, 1990 (1990-04-23)
25"nisen nen no nemuri kara mezameta majo no noroi!" (二千年の眠りから目覚めた魔女の呪い!)May 7, 1990 (1990-05-07)
26"yūrei? kyūketsuki? yogoto ni mori ga naite iru!" (幽霊? 吸血鬼? 夜毎に森が泣いている!)May 14, 1990 (1990-05-14)
27"sarii no kiki! ushinawareta takuto no maryoku!!" (サリーの危機! 失われたタクトの魔力!!)May 21, 1990 (1990-05-21)
28"hoshi ni negai o! yozora ni mau hakuchō no mizūmi!!" (星にねがいを! 夜空に舞う白鳥の湖!!)May 28, 1990 (1990-05-28)
29"kagayake supika! ima, ai no takuto ga yomigaeru!!" (輝けスピカ! 今、愛のタクトが蘇る!!)June 4, 1990 (1990-06-04)
30"kiseki no maryoku pawaa ! ningen ni natta neko !?" (奇跡の魔力パワー! 人間になったネコ!?)June 11, 1990 (1990-06-11)
31"kabu ga goshujin sama!? yōsei suzume no ongaeshi" (カブが御主人さま!? 妖精スズメの恩返し)June 18, 1990 (1990-06-18)
32"yūjō wo shinjite! yume no kuni kara sos tsūshin!!" (友情を信じて! 夢の国からSOS通信!!)June 25, 1990 (1990-06-25)
33"yōsei kara no okurimono!? nijūyo-jikan no fushigi" (妖精からの贈り物!? 二十四時間の不思議)July 2, 1990 (1990-07-02)
34"tenki mo bikkuri yoshiko no hatsukoi taifuun" (天気もビックリ よし子の初恋タイフーン)July 9, 1990 (1990-07-09)
35"kabu wa hoshi no ōjisama? soratobu basha no hoshi monogatari" (カブは星の王子様? 空飛ぶ馬車の星物語)July 16, 1990 (1990-07-16)
36"natsu no omoide, shiroi iruka to ningyohime sarii" (夏の思い出、白いイルカと人魚姫サリー)July 23, 1990 (1990-07-23)
37"watashi wo tasukete! chiisaku natta sarii no himei" (私を助けて! 小さくなったサリーの悲鳴)July 30, 1990 (1990-07-30)
38"dabudabu wa tenshi! suteki na naito no hoshi monogatari" (ダブダブは天使! ステキな騎士(ナイト)の星物語)August 6, 1990 (1990-08-06)
39"henshin shotaiken! sarii ha gorufu no sensei ni!?" (変身初体験! サリーはゴルフの先生に!?)August 20, 1990 (1990-08-20)
40"mugiwara bōshi to kakuzatō? dai dorobō wa uchūjin!" (麦わら帽子と角砂糖? 大泥棒は宇宙人!)August 27, 1990 (1990-08-27)
41"ushinatta kioku o motomete makai no purinsu tōjō!" (失った記憶を求めて 魔界の王子(プリンス)登場!)September 3, 1990 (1990-09-03)
42"usagi ga kureta nihyakunen kako no taimutoraberu!!" (ウサギがくれた二百年過去の時間旅行(タイムトラベル)!!)September 10, 1990 (1990-09-10)
43"mahō ni negai wo komete! namida to yūjō no kakehashi" (魔法に願いを込めて! 涙と友情のかけ橋)September 17, 1990 (1990-09-17)
44"ai ga hoshii! kōri no kuni no purinsesu serene no sakebi" (愛が欲しい! 氷の国の王女(プリンセス)セレネの叫び)October 15, 1990 (1990-10-15)
45"yume wo sakasete! umi wo koeta shōjotachi no chikai" (夢を咲かせて! 海を越えた少女達の誓い)October 22, 1990 (1990-10-22)
46"doko ni aru no? yōsei kureyon no chiisana aki" (どこにあるの? 妖精クレヨンの小さな秋)October 29, 1990 (1990-10-29)
47"modotte poron! terebi wa yume no omochabako" (戻ってポロン! テレビは夢のオモチャ箱)November 5, 1990 (1990-11-05)
48"nakanaide kabu ! kin to gin no kuni kara sos" (泣かないでカブ! 金と銀の国からSOS)November 12, 1990 (1990-11-12)
49"ibeeru wa fuyu no magokoro asahi ni kagayaku yuki no kesshō" (イベールは冬の真心 朝日に輝く雪の結晶)November 19, 1990 (1990-11-19)
50"koi no romansu ! mahō jiten de mirai wo kaete" (恋のロマンス! 魔法辞典で未来を変えて)November 26, 1990 (1990-11-26)
51"tsukiyo ni shiruetto! onna kaitō sarii ga hashiru" (月夜にシルエット! 女怪盗サリーが走る)December 3, 1990 (1990-12-03)
52"hoshizora no kanata omoide wo suisei ni nosete!!" (星空のかなた 思い出を彗星に乗せて!!)December 10, 1990 (1990-12-10)
53 (青空を切り取って! ママの思い出を胸に)December 17, 1990 (1990-12-17)
54 (禁断の果実! 引き裂かれた母娘(おやこ)の悲劇!!)January 7, 1991 (1991-01-07)
55 (サリーの初恋、月の砂漠に消えた王子(プリンス)!!)January 14, 1991 (1991-01-14)
56 (天使の約束! 少女とアライグマの愛再び)January 21, 1991 (1991-01-21)
57 (時間よ止まれ! 夕陽にかすむ友情ゴール)January 28, 1991 (1991-01-28)
58 (大好き! おじいちゃまは現役の魔法使い)February 4, 1991 (1991-02-04)
59 (ダブダブの祈り! 天使の羽よ消えないで)February 11, 1991 (1991-02-11)
60 (サリーが結婚!? ガラスの靴に隠れた秘密)February 18, 1991 (1991-02-18)
61 (すれ違う思いやり! 春を呼ぶひと滴の涙)February 25, 1991 (1991-02-25)
62 (走れ虹列車! ゆかいな光泥棒が二人!?)March 4, 1991 (1991-03-04)
63 (青い海の冒険! ナイトはイルカに乗って)March 11, 1991 (1991-03-11)
64 (すみれの初恋! 春風はバイオリンの調べ)March 18, 1991 (1991-03-18)
65 (少女の心に虹を! アイリスは希望の女神)March 25, 1991 (1991-03-25)
66 (ポロンが家出!? 涙いっぱいの魔法幼稚園)April 8, 1991 (1991-04-08)
67 (時を越えた少年! 父の思い出を求めて)April 15, 1991 (1991-04-15)
68 (さよならの前に! 少女の心に届く海景色)April 22, 1991 (1991-04-22)
69 (人間界は大混乱!? いたずら大好き天邪鬼)April 29, 1991 (1991-04-29)
70 (夢の中! おてんばシェリーがやってきた)May 13, 1991 (1991-05-13)
71 (微笑よ今日は! 天使になりたかった少女)May 20, 1991 (1991-05-20)
72 (スター誕生! 愛のスポットライトを求め)May 27, 1991 (1991-05-27)
73 (僕に触れないで! 心が読める悲しい少年)June 3, 1991 (1991-06-03)
74 (サリーの魔法が消えた! 聖なる森の儀式)June 10, 1991 (1991-06-10)
75 (もう一度少女の下へ! 捨て犬ボギーの涙)June 17, 1991 (1991-06-17)
76 (お願い教えて!! 私のパパは裏切り者!?)June 24, 1991 (1991-06-24)
77 (愛と哀しみの別離(わかれ)! 捨てられた妖精パピ)July 1, 1991 (1991-07-01)
78 (光と水の伝説! 妖精パピ命をかけた魔法)July 8, 1991 (1991-07-08)
79 (先生が大好き! 天馬にたくすカブの初恋)July 15, 1991 (1991-07-15)
80 (すみれのピンチ! がんばれ友情リレー!!)July 22, 1991 (1991-07-22)
81 (サリーの家がない! 夏の夜のミステリー)August 5, 1991 (1991-08-05)
82 (ダブダブは用心棒!? 天才猫バロンを救え)August 12, 1991 (1991-08-12)
83 (幼き夢よ永遠に! 天女が街へやって来た)August 19, 1991 (1991-08-19)
84 (縫いぐるみの恋!? パパとママ青春の日々)August 26, 1991 (1991-08-26)
85 (星に誓う勇気! カブの涙は王子への試練)September 2, 1991 (1991-09-02)
86 (サヨナラの予感! 少女達は青い鳥を求め)September 9, 1991 (1991-09-09)
87 (わかれの時! 乙女座に祈るサリーの決意)September 16, 1991 (1991-09-16)
88"sarii saigo no mahō! hoshi ni chikau towa no yūjō" (サリー最後の魔法! 星に誓う永遠(とわ)の友情)September 23, 1991 (1991-09-23)

History and legacy[edit]

Sally the Witch was one of the first ongoing anime series produced.[7] The series was originally in black and white but due to its success, later episodes were produced in color. The anime series was produced and aired from 1966 to 1968 in Japan by Toei Animation. Unlike Yokoyama's Tetsujin 28-go, the series never received a U.S. broadcast, but was aired in other several countries under different names: in Italy (Sally la Maga), French-speaking Canada (Minifée), Poland (Sally Czarodziejka — based on the Italian version), México and South America (Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, and Peru) as La princesa Sally. Depending on the country, she is called Princess, Magician or Witch.

A second Sally the Witch anime, also made by Toei, aired for 88 episodes on Japanese TV from 1989 to 1991. It was released in French (Sally la Petite Sorcière), Italian (Un regno magico per Sally), Polish (Sally Czarownica), Spanish (Sally la Brujita) and Russian (Ведьма Салли). The 1989 series is a sequel to the original, in which an older Sally returns to the human world, reunites with her old friends, and embarks on a new round of magical adventures.

The main strength of Sally the Witch lays in its strong characterizations and detailed continuity. The basic storyline would be incorporated into many later magical girl TV anime shows and manga, particularly the concept of a magical princess relocating to the human world. Toei Animation reutilized the same concept in Mahō Tsukai Chappy, 1972, and Majokko Megu-chan, 1974, but later become a recurrent basis for the magical girl theme, with later unrelated characters such as Sailor Moon, or even foreign productions such as LoliRock or Star vs. the Forces of Evil using the same basic plot.

Other media[edit]

The first Sally manga series was drawn by Mitsuteru Yokoyama in 1966 and was, according to Yokoyama, inspired by the American sitcom, Bewitched (known in Japan as Oku-sama wa Majo, or The Missus is a Witch).[4][8] The manga was used as basis for the original anime series.

Sally made an appearance as the character "Sunny the Magician" in the Giant Robo (OVA) series homaging and featuring characters and elements from many of Yokoyama's works.

In popular culture[edit]

Author Robert Jay Lifton stated that Sally Yumeno "has long been one of the most popular of all manga and animation characters."[9] In December 1994 police found a pamphlet at the headquarters of Aum Shinrikyo which included a song called "Sarin the Magician," a parody of the theme song of Sally the Witch. Lifton said that Sally "was undoubtedly a prominent figure in the childhoods of leading Aum members."[9]

In 2015, the Japanese idol girl group Angerme released a new updated upbeat dance version of the original anime opening from the first series.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mahōtsukai Sally (TV 1/1966)". Anime News Network. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
  2. ^ "Mahōtsukai Sally (TV 2/1989)". Anime News Network. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
  3. ^ "Mahōtsukai Sally (movie)". Anime News Network. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
  4. ^ a b Patricia Duffield (October 2000). "Witches in Anime". Animerica Extra Vol 3, No.11. Retrieved 2011-10-15.
  5. ^ "Mahōtsukai Sally (TV 1/1966) episode titles". Anime News Network. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
  6. ^ "Mahōtsukai Sally (TV 2/1989) episode titles". Anime News Network. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
  7. ^ (in Japanese) "Kinema Junpō Bessatsu: Dōgaō vol.2: Super Majokko Taisen" (キネマ旬報別冊 動画王vol.2 スーパー魔女っ子大戦) Kinema Junpōsha, July 14, 1997. p. 21.
  8. ^ (in Japanese) "Super Majokko Taisen" p. 18-21 and 26.
  9. ^ a b Lifton, Robert Jay (1999). Destroying the World to Save It: Aum Shinrikyo, Apocalyptic Violence, and the New Global Terrorism (1st ed.). New York: Metropolitan Books. p. 185. ISBN 0805052909.

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